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Fulton Fire atop the Rim sends smoke across Rim Country

Crews managing 175-acre fire to clear thickets, debris

Rim Country residents watched the sky nervously all day, as smoke from the 175-acre Fulton fire drifted down off the Rim. The US Forest Service issues the following update on the lightning caused blaze 28 miles east of Payson south of Highway 260, which firefighters are managing to benefit the forest by thinning out dead brush and downed trees and saplings during a relatively cool, moist time of the year. About 214 firefighters monitored and managed the fire over the weekend, including four hotshot crews, six engines, two dozers and a helicopter.

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Rim Holidays - Mother's Day

Back When

Mother’s Day in Rim Country was hardly a time for light-hearted celebration because so many pioneer children died.

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Village quiets with new season

The Village

The Village is so quiet — I can even sit on my front porch without hearing those loud toys running up and down Johnson.

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When the wilds call some of us have to answer – Part 2

Your Turn

Last week I broke off at the point where I had reached Iceland, where the sight of the midnight blue Arctic Ocean lying in one direction and a range of snow-clad mountains in the other had told me I was in for some great hiking, but then I learned that the only way we were allowed off base was in a blue Class-A uniform armed with a pass to a town or city! 

Payson man stabbed, sent to Valley hospital

Police are investigating a stabbing Tuesday afternoon that sent one man to a Valley hospital.

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Korens celebrate golden anniversary

Paul and Marilyn Koren of Payson were married Sept. 3, 1966 in Nogales, Ariz. Their only child, Bernadette, was born in Nogales in October 1967.

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Scores plunge in high school

AzMERIT: Good, band & UGLY

Happy glimmers of good news for the Payson Unified School District gleam in the latest AzMERIT test scores.

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Gila Community College Dean's art makes the big time

Dean of the Gila Community College Payson campus, Pam Butterfield, has her art on display at the Herberger Theater in Phoenix through Oct. 2.

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Signs of changing seasons making a subtle show

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek woke up to a thunderstorm last Monday morning foreshadowing perhaps the end of a strange monsoon. Early next week may be the last of it.

Incumbents not challenged

The primary election is behind us, but voters will face another round of choices in the Nov. 8 general election — including state and federal legislative contests, three contested county offices and a few water, fire and sanitary district races.

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Get ready for winter! (or at least fall)

Roundup editor Peter Aleshire took this picture of the Rim in snow last winter.

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Fire on the Rim race weekend is here

Rattlin' the Rim

A full year of preparation and planning for the Fire on the Rim Mountain Bike Race culminates at noon today, Friday, Sept. 16, with the opening of a free campground, which many racers and spectators will call home for the weekend.

Voter turnout 2nd highest in state

Gila County had the second highest voter turnout in the state in the primary election.

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Payson battles to bitter end in 20-13 loss against Round Valley

Payson's football team battled mighty Eagar Round Valley to the bitter end but came up on the short end of a 20-13 score on Friday night.

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Elk bugle in Rim Country this time of year

Outdoors Under the Rim

When the bull elk begin to sound off in the Rim Country, one knows that fall is in the air. Not only is autumn approaching, but also the elk herd has begun the mating season as bulls begin to become vocal, declaring an interest in gathering a mate.

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Longhorns win two in a row

The Longhorns beat Camp Verde Tuesday. Payson’s Savanna White’s spike (above), as Abby Schreur (9) and Sammi Sokol look on, contributed to the victory.

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Longhorns star returns home — on the wrong side

Former Payson High star Britney Armstrong (Owens) came home on Tuesday night. But the first-year Camp Verde head volleyball coach put her past loyalty to the Longhorns behind her and was focused on doing everything she could to defeat Payson.

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Three-game stretch will test Longhorns

Begin challenging month tonight vs. Round Valley

It all starts tonight. Sure, the high school football season kicked off for Payson four weeks ago, but a 2-2 record really hasn’t taught us anything about the Longhorns.

Base battles on the facts

Here’s one frail hope for the political season. Could we please focus on fact-based disagreements?

Disadvantages of Medicare Advantage

Editor: In response to Ms. Jeannette Sindik’s letter in the opinion section regarding the article “Nine Disadvantages of Medicare Advantage Plans” submitted by Rim Country Health in the Payson Roundup dated Aug. 30, I would like to clarify a few comments.